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England U20s

Post by Pinot Tiger » Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:13 pm

In our current state, it is worrying to see that no Tigers have been selected for the England's U20 Six nations campaign. To put it into persepctive, Worcester have 6!
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Re: England U20s

Post by 4071 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:19 am

Tigers don't need to produce players. We'll just let Worcester do it, and then sign their players once they have had a few years of experience.


The players that Wasps, Bath and Sarries don't want, that is.

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Re: England U20s

Post by TigerCam » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:36 pm

4071 wrote:Tigers don't need to produce players. We'll just let Worcester do it, and then sign their players once they have had a few years of experience.


The players that Wasps, Bath and Sarries don't want, that is.
Harsh, but true?

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Re: England U20s

Post by MikeR » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:18 pm

I think this is really only to be expected following the decline in importance of the Academy during the past 5 or 6 years .The number of young players brought through the ranks has slowed to a trickle with Cockerill seemingly preferring to fund 4th rate foreigners rather than produce our own players .
Sarries and Quins have showed us how to do it and I hope that our new regime will follow suit .

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Re: England U20s

Post by sam16111986 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:56 pm

Thacker, Evans and Worth are eligible but I assume we have asked for them to be exempted from duty as we intend to play them. Simmons, White and Hardwick are all in the younger age groups. Slightly worrying that they're all backs...

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Re: England U20s

Post by BFG » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:11 pm

sam16111986 wrote:Thacker, Evans and Worth are eligible but I assume we have asked for them to be exempted from duty as we intend to play them. Simmons, White and Hardwick are all in the younger age groups. Slightly worrying that they're all backs...
Wrong! :smt018
Thacker and Worth are too old for U20 and Evans is a forward.
Simmons and White are too old for U18, so they would qualify, I'm pretty sure that they are the same age group as Umaga.
No wonder Leicester are where they are with spin like that!

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Re: England U20s

Post by RagingBull » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:31 pm

Worth missed out by about a month.
Thacker by about 4 months.

Also you missed Harper off the age groups list Sam.

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Re: England U20s

Post by BFG » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:01 pm

RagingBull wrote:Worth missed out by about a month.
Thacker by about 4 months.


Also you missed Harper off the age groups list Sam.
So they don't qualify! :smt015

When there is a proper good one we will see RB.
I watched the last U18 match at Oval Park, very disappointing stuff, very slow!
All the spin in the world won't trick folk into believing we have a Genge or an Itoje or a Ford or a Nowell.
Evans is a good young player but still plenty to improve.
Simmons is also a very good young player.
That is all!

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Re: England U20s

Post by BFG » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:54 pm

I see Umaga is playing for Wasps in the AWC this weekend as are a few others who have been with their academy side so I expect a much easier U18 match up tomorrow and a result!

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Re: England U20s

Post by Mark62 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:29 pm

Just watching very impressive performance against the French. No players but Louis Deacon part of the coaching team

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Re: England U20s

Post by L Smith » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:14 pm

Missed the first half but the second is half being played at an impressive pace and is very watchable
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Re: England U20s

Post by wormus » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:13 pm

L Smith wrote:Missed the first half but the second is half being played at an impressive pace and is very watchable
England U20 59 - 17 France U20 and England Women 26 - 13 France Women too :smt023

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Re: England U20s

Post by Noddy555 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:20 am

It just shows that the future of England is in good hands if we can post a result like that. I'm sure that U20 Tigers players will feature in future games.

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Re: England U20s

Post by drc_007 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:28 am

Highlights of Wales v Eng U20 game

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/38904850

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Re: England U20s

Post by L Smith » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:51 am

drc_007 wrote:Highlights of Wales v Eng U20 game

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/38904850
I think we need to get hold of Zach Mercer. That kid has got a bright future.
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